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Welcome to the Flames Of War and Battlefront Miniatures website, the home of World War II Gaming.
Last Updated On Thursday, 25 September 2014.

This week's update includes fourteen different event reports, assembly guides, product spotlights, videos, product preview and reviews, competitions and links for you to enjoy.

Visit the Early-war section of the online store to view all of the Early-war products included in the sale...
Early-war Sale!
Early-war Sale Starts 19 September 2014 Early-war Sale: 19 September - 6 October 2014
Have a look in the online store, if you see this logo then you know you are going to be getting a great deal. We are excited to kick off the Early-war Sale and the celebrations about the upcoming book, Barbarossa. Whether you are taking the opportunity to pick some of the Early-war codes that have been difficult to get over the past few months or starting a completely new army this is the time to do it.

Q. What is this sale about?
A. Blisters and Boxes, Buy Two and Get Another FREE!
A. Blitzkrieg, Hellfire and Back, Burning Empires, and Rising Sun half off the retail price.

Find out more about the sale here…
WWPD: Barbarossa Preview
Barbarossa has been a long time coming! Thankfully, most of the lists currently available have been able to act as a stopgap for anyone really looking to play the era, but now it’s official!

Part One - The Germans...
Part Two - The Soviets...

WWPD: Barbarossa Preview
European Late-war Grand Tournament European Late-war Grand Tournament
Over the weekend the UK office ran the European Late-war Grand Tournament in Hockley, UK. There were some pretty fantastic looking armies at the event and next week, we will have some more images and results from the weekends gaming. So stay tuned for more information, in the meantime check this amazing army.

2014 European Late-war Grand Tournament Army...
FlamesCon 2014
The player's information pack and registration are now available on the FlamesCon website.

Visit the official FlamesCon website here...
Wayne-Con 2014
Wayne-Con 2014
A while ago I decided I want to get some of the guys to finish off their Flames Of War Early-War forces. So I decided to schedule a tournament in a couple of month to aim for. I managed not to get everybody in, but I did lure the hard core from the Studio to take part, plus a noob.

Wayne-Con 2014...

Flames Of War: For The Win
How To Use Flame-throwers
Presented By Beasts Of War
Today the guys are getting to grips with just how devastating the rules for units loaded up with flame-throwers can be when you know the tactics behind them.

View the entire Flames Of War: For The Win Series here...

Painting A World War One Mark IV Tank In 15mm
Presented By Heresy Brush
Ruben Torregrosa demonstrates how to paint the British Mark IV tank as featured in Great War.
Early-war Landing Page
We celebrate the Early-war sale by re-visiting Early-war. This week we focus on Hellfire and Back! Early War Battles In North Africa, 1940 - 1941.

Early-war Landing Page...
Early-war Landing Page
Assembling The M4A3 (late) Platoon Assembling The M4A3 (late) Platoon
Join Blake as he demonstrates how assemble M4A3 Sherman (late) and all of the variants available in the  new plastic M4A3 (late) Platoon box set.

Assembling The M4A3 (late) Platoon...
Weekly “Spot the A7V” Twitter Game
To mark the entry of Flames Of War into another new period, we are going to use Twitter to give away some Great War tank boxes. It will essentially be like a big game of Battleship.

Each week we will post a battlefield map, marked with grid co-ordinates, on the Great War lan
ding page (http://www.flamesofwar.com/greatwar) You can’t see it, but hidden in one of the squares is a sneaky A7V.

This week's winner is @Carperrobert! We'll be in contact with you soon regarding how to claim your prize.
Weekly “Spot the A7V” Twitter Game
Enter The Great War Facebook Painting Competition Now! Enter The Great War Facebook Painting Competition Now!
Just a quick reminder that we're running a Facebook painting competition, where you can show off your freshly painted platoons, or just check our other people’s efforts and ‘Like’ your favourites.

Great War Facebook Painting Competition...
Shattered Battlefield (BB183)
Many battlefields had woods that were either utterly destroyed by shelling and fighting or cleared to provide a field of fire for machine-guns. These woods still provide some cover.

Shattered Battlefield (BB183)...

Shattered Battlefield (BB183)
Large Craters and Ruined House (BB184) Large Craters and Ruined House (BB184)
Your battlefield may be scarred by huge craters left over from previous battles, preliminary bombardments, or undermining. These can pose serious problems for tanks, while offering sanctuary for advancing infantry.

Large Craters and Ruined House (BB184)...
Preview of Wargames Illustrated 324
We take a sneak peek at the contents of the upcoming issue of Wargames Illustrated, issue 324.

Preview of Wargames Illustrated 324...

Preview of Wargames Illustrated 324
Breakthrough Assault: German Infanterie Machine-gun Platoon Breakthrough Assault:
German Infanterie Machine-gun Platoon
Ben shows off the German Infanterie Machine-gun Platoon as featured in Great War.

German Infanterie Machine-gun Platoon...
FlamesCon is an annual wargaming and boardgame convention held in Auckland, New Zealand. It is the home of the Flames Of War Late-War Grand Tournament but also hosts a number of other exciting events and competitions for attendees.
Visit the official FlamesCon website here...
Registrations Now Open For CanCon 2015
CanCon 2015 will be hosting an Early-war and Mid-war tournament as well as the ever popular Night Flames. Registration is now open so make sure you secure your place early for this popular event.

Registrations Now Open For CanCon 2015…

Registrations Now Open For CanCon 2015
Revising Naval Gunfire Support
Revising Naval Gunfire Support
Naval Gunfire Support (NGFS) in Flames Of War has been receiving a lot of attention lately, with a lot of people finding it rather too effective. Battlefront put out a suggested change to the rules for public feedback. Having reviewed the feedback, we’ve decided to try a different approach to see how that works.

Revising Naval Gunfire Support...
Looking For Information On Tournaments & Events?
We have an entire section of the website dedicated to tournaments and events, check it out.

Flames Of War Events Worldwide...
Looking For Information On Tournaments & Events?
The Question Of The Week
The Question Of The Week
The Question Of The Week offers Flames Of War players a chance to expand their knowledge and become better players. This weeks question is in regards to rolling To Hit when using Aircraft Support.

The Question Of The Week...

Mentioned in Despatches

Flames Of War Pricing
It has been four years in August since our last price rise and sadly material costs just keep on rising. As always we try and hold passing this impact on to you as long as possible but the time has come to increase prices. The price rise we have kept to an absolute minimum and it will only be inflationary. The local impact in currency is from 3.5% to 5.5% depending on the product and market as we have moved prices by 0.50¢ increments to not have odd $12.34 type numbers.

Retail stores were made aware of this change a few weeks ago so they have had time to do a final order at the old prices. This change is effective immediately and you should find the new prices show in our online store already. The good news is that we are increasing our core plastic range at a rate of knots and we are not increasing their retail price at all. Open Fire, books, and paints are also staying at the same great, current prices. This rise only affects resin and metal models.

~ John-Paul.

Forces Of War!
For many years one of our play testers and proof readers Gregg Siter has in his spare time been running Easy Army. He created it out of a personal desire to have a tool to manage his armies but it has grown so that many other people can now do the same. For those of you who don’t know this is a force building software package that helps you create and use army lists. When we gave Gregg the okay right at the start to do this we always assumed this would evolve into something more and now that time has come.

Easy Army is going to evolve into Forces Of War. This will be an official Flames Of War army builder that at its core uses Easy Army but now will have more features and graphics than ever before. We still have a little more work to do until we can show you the final version but our goal is to have it up and running before our next book, Barbarossa, is out in October. Stay tuned for more news as we will be showing you what it looks like and how it will work in the coming weeks.

~ John Paul.

Forces Of War!
Lessons From the Front
Lessons From the Front:
Questions & Answers on Flames Of War
Two months have passed since the last issue of Lessons From the Front, Phil’s answers to frequently asked questions about Flames Of War, and he’s come up with a new edition. If you have read the previous version, you’ll find lines in the margins beside the bits that are new or changed.

Lessons From the Front...
The 2014 Tournament Objective:
Local Defence Volunteers with Grocer's Van
For the last few years we have given away tournament objectives aimed at the American audience – well, based on imagery from American films, albeit with. This year we decided to even things up by making something with more of a British focus.

The 2014 Tournament Objective: Local Defence Volunteers with Grocer's Van...
The 2014 Tournament Objective: Local Defence Volunteers with Grocer's Van
Recent Articles

Barbarossa Sneak Peek...

Early-war Campaigns...

Fielding The Guards Armoured Division: Part I...

Fielding The Guards Armoured Division: Part II...

Dice Devils Podcast: Episode One...

A Visit To The Battlefront...

The Brits On The Offensive...

Great War German A7V...

Hell's Crossroads...

2014 Eastern Canadian Nationals...

Colourful Painting...

Chess Anyone?...

Breakthrough Assault: Setting Up Infantry For Defence vs. Tanks...

News From The Front Podcast Episode 81...

WWPD: Review MiG-17...

Preparing For A Fight...

Firestorm: Villers-Bretonneux...

Getting Rid Of Dug In Infantry...

Smoke Tactics...

Virtual Tank Museum...

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics...

Great War Decals Deciphered...

Lions or Donkeys?...

Those Haughty British...

Great War In Colour: Painting British & German Forces For Great War...

Those Haughty Germans...

From The Mouths Of Barbs...

Mark IVs and Whippet...

Flames Of War At Gen Con 2014...

Iron Fortresses: British & German Tanks Of World War One...

August's Releases

Great War
Early August Releases
GGEAB1 Biltz's Battlegroup
GBRAB1 Mitchell's Marauders

Great War
Late August Releases
GGBX01 A7V Tank (x2)
GGE701 Infanteriekompanie HQ
GGE702 Infanterie Platoon

GGE704 Infanterie Machine-gun Platoon
GBR080 Mark A Whippet Tank
GBBX01 Mark IV
GBR702 HQ & Rifle Platoon
GBR704 Machine-gun Platoon
BB182 Trenchline System

Wargames Illustrated
WI323 Wargames Illustrated Issue 323

September's Releases

Flames Of War Releases
UBX44 M4A3 Sherman Platoon (Plastic)
Great War Releases
BB182 Trenchline System
GGE706 Stoss Platoon
GGE705 Regimental Support Platoons
GGE560 7.62cm Krupp IG (x2)
GGE570 7.7cm FK96 n.A. gun (x2)
GBR705 Trench Mortar Platoon
GBR571 OQF 18 pdr (x2)

BB183 Shattered Battlefield
BB184 Large Craters & Ruined House

Wargames Illustrated
WI324 Wargames Illustrated Issue 324

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Last Updated On Friday, September 26, 2014 by Blake at Battlefront